How to say bye to your 9 to 5? Here is the new era of freelancing.
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The 21st century has seen many advancements with freelancing being 9ne of the latest in the trend. 9 to 5 jobs still have a place but freelancing is becoming more popular daily. More people are joining the trend, with some opting out of 9 to 5 jobs to work freelance. So what makes freelancing so popular and how does it make working easier? Here are some of the things people love most about freelancing.
Work on your own time
The biggest challenge with working 9 to 5 is having set hours where you need to be productive. The human body is mysterious with every one being different fundamentally. Some people are effective in the morning with others favor the night. 9 to 5s don’t regard these differences, expecting the same output from everyone during office hours. While some are able to make it work, others aren’t, leading to low efficiency, with some people getting fired. Freelancing eliminates these challenges, affording you the luxury of working at your own time and pace. Once your deadline is set, your time is yours to use as you see fit. The only thing that matters is delivering the job, on time, as agreed.
The 9 to 5 job industry has one common problem which is, that there are too many middlemen. Jobs are issued to companies with large offices and multiple employees with jobs being assigned to whoever fits the bill. Here, details can be lost in translation, with the client’s requirements being relayed to a third party. The individual to delivers the job may not understand the client’s vision as well as the one who received it directly. The more hands the job has to pass through, the higher the chances of information being lost in translation. There is nothing quite like relaying the details of a job to the client directly, with both parties understanding what is required of them.
Freelancing also happens to cost less than 9 to 5 jobs in multiple ways, benefiting both employer and employee. 9 to 5s require a company structure and external factors like taxes often inflate the cost of jobs. There are individual taxes, but these don’t cost as much as company taxes, asking for the payment considerably less. Companies simply have to hire freelancers directly and pay likewise. In terms of a freelancer’s expenditure, factors like transportation and feeding costs which may differ depending on several factors, are usually eliminated. The only external expenditure the freelancer has to worry about is a tax which is relatively low. Whatever the freelancer makes after-tax, is theirs to do with as they please.
More work done
9 to 5s are often boring with large chunks of time where you may be unoccupied, simply remaining in the office as a mandate. You will find that you probably delay jobs and take longer to complete them, just to have something to do. Additionally, with so many workers available in a company, there isn’t always enough work for everyone all the time. Freelancing 9n the other hand, allows you to work at your pace and focus your attention where it is needed. You can choose to work for a few hours and rest for the rest or carry out other activities. The more work you have, the more you do, all according to your pace.
There are few motivations greater in taking a career decision than financial Freedom, with freelancing offers this to anyone. With less expenditure monthly, you are free to save and invest your money as you see fit. Freelancing affords you enough time to pick up multiple jobs and invest in cryptocurrency or the stock market, all from home. Freelancing affords you one simple pleasure that 9 to 5 doesn’t, “the more you do, the more you earn”. There are some potential risks associated with freelancing but the potential payout makes it all worthwhile.
Freelancing affords you the ability to work at your own pace, where you want, and when you want. The main allure of freelancing is comfort which is why so many people are switching to freelancing. 9 to 5 may still have a place in the labor market but freelancing is here to stay.